Madeleine Pyk b.1934

Madeleine Rosa Pyk was born in Stockholm on 24th February 1934. She is a Swedish artist and writer.

As a child, Madeleine lived on Mosebacke Torg, which is close to the Katarinahissen (Katarina elevator) - a recurring motif in her work.

Pyk attended the Konstfack (College of Arts) between 1951 and 1955, and the Kungliga Konstakademien (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Stockholm from 1963 until 1967. As a student she travelled to France, Italy and England.

Pyk’s first exhibited in 1956 at the Lilla Paviljongen (the small pavilion) in Stockholm alongside Bengt Bolin (1933-1966). Pyk exhibited regularly at the various Stockholm Salons during the late 1950s - including Liljevalchs Konsthall (1957) before exhibiting at Galleri Gummesons in 1960. The art critic L.E Åstrom wrote (Svenska Dagbladet, 4th February 1960) wrote that Pyk had ‘combined the idea of medieval illuminations and early photograph with humour and great beauty.'

Pyk has exhibited extensively throughout Sweden and abroad - International exhibitions include Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Botswana, Basel and Nice. In 2004 a Retrospective exhibition was held for her at the Ystad Art Museum (Ystads konstmuseum)

Examples of Pyk’s works are held at Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Muséet) in Stockholm and museums in Norrköping, Västerås, Umeå and Östersund.

Madeleine Pyk